The audio tag is used for questions involving speakers, microphones, connections between them and computers, and applications for dealing with it.

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I need an application to read aloud any emails that come into a specific email address

I want a sort of audio server which sits in background (running on OS X, not iOS) and whenever an email arrives at a specific address, it reads it aloud. Ideally there would be also an option to ...
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How to stream music to a PC?

How do I use my Mac to stream audio (preferably using AirPlay) over WiFi to my 2 PCs with sound systems? (If at the same time, then they need to be in perfect sync) It would also be nice to be able ...
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Crackling sound on Macbook Pro

My MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11 (but issue was present also when running OS X 10.10) produces some crackling sounds when playing music or movies. This is reproducible only when volume is at maximum ...
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Output sound settings and preferences not saved

So, I have a JBL Flip 2 speakers that I connect to my MacBook Pro by bluetooth. The connection is ok. No problem with the bluetooth. But the problem which annoying me is : Mac doesn't remember my ...
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Looking for a “null” Sound Input to securely disable the microphone on a MacBook Pro

I want to be able to somewhat securely disable sound input via software. Setting the sound input volume level to 0 obviously isn't a great solution and I don't care to plug in a USB device or mic ...
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Thunderbolt Display's audio 'cracking, hissing' noises after El Capitan upgrade

After an upgrade to El Capitan(*) audio played through the Thunderbolt display gets distorted after a while. This is regardless of the audio source played (Spotify, iTunes, soundcloud web). Switching ...
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Can I have audio from my PC output to Bluetooth while my video outputs to AirPlay?

As it stands, my Apple TV is hooked up directly via HDMI to my television. I have 2 amazing speakers that I use bluetooth to connect to and play from when I'm NOT using AirPlay. When I switch to ...
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Macbook Pro connected to HDMI, but no sound?

I have a Macbook Pro 13" and it's a mid 2012 model. It's hooked up to my TV through the HDMI cord as well as the mini display adapter and the display is great, but there's no sound at all. My computer ...
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How to fix a MacBook's sound output which is stuck on headphones?

My MacBook late 2008, running Yosemite and it suddenly stopped playing audio through the internal speakers. I've checked "Sound" under System preferences, and headphones show up as the selected device ...
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Mix mic audio and system audio and simultaneously record using Audacity

I want to play an instrumental track that a friend uploaded to YouTube and simultaneously sing into the Mac's mic. And I want to record the mix of these two sounds using Audacity. I've tried using ...
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Where are the alert tone audio files located in OS X?

In what directory on OS X are the sound files located for the alert tones in Messages and in FaceTime? I'm not talking about the alert sounds in System Preferences; I mean the ones that are also on ...
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HDMI/Displayport audio control for OS X

I have a Macbook Pro Retina, running OS X 10.10.5, and a BenQ GW Series GW2765HT monitor, which does not allow audio adjustment via my computer. I've tried Soundflower, but find that it is buggy and ...
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Airplay sounds are withheld and play when I switch back to internal speakers

Today I encountered this strange problem: I tried to switch to my Airplay speakers (connected through an Airport Express) by using alt+click on the sound icon in the menu-bar. Music was playing ...
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Applescript: “can't get tab group 1 of window” (El Capitan)

The following is an applescript that I use to change audio output devices: tell application "System Preferences" activate set current pane to pane "com.apple.preference.sound" end tell tell ...
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Output device gone after upgrading to El Capitan

I have been using E-MU 0404 for sound output - it's connected to my iMac by USB and outputs sound from my computer to speakers. After upgrading to OS X 10.11, El Capitan, the E-MU 0404 is gone from ...
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Realtime SCART input with audio on an iMac

I was just wondering if there's any hardware I could purchase which would allow me to basically use my iMac as a television, for analogue signals mainly as I can already watch digital content on it ...
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How can I make my headphone jack work on my Macbook Pro 15" Retina Display, it quit working randomly

So I have been using different headphones here and there, but also running a synthesizer program out of my headphone jack into the mixer for live audio performance. Everything always works fine, ...
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My new Sennheiser G4ME ZERO headset won't send audio to my Mac

I just recently purchases a Sennheiser G4ME Zero to replace my Steel Series Siberia V3. The Siberia's microphone worked just fine along with the audio. When I plugged my G4ME Zero in the audio output ...
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iTunes Visualizer+Pandora

I know it's not a standard function of iTunes, but I'd really like a way to have iTunes Visualizer respond to Pandora radio playing on my computer. Is there a way to make the visualizer recognize ...
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El Capitan drops USB-connected speakers

I've been running the Beta for El Capitan for a while now, but since the OS got officially released today, I feel it's okay to ask a question. FYI: I'm running the GM. I have an iMac with a Bose ...
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How can I force OS X to never use display audio?

I work in a lab where it's often common to unhook from a thunderbolt display and go to another's desk and present after hooking into their thunderbolt display. The problem happens when OS X ...
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Super bad audio quality from iPhone 6s Plus speaker

When I use Skype on speaker on my iPhone 6s Plus with iOS 9.0.1, the sound from the speaker is horrible. I uploaded a sample to SoundCloud. I tested this on my iPad 4, and on the same OS, no such ...
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Very low audio output to headphones on Macbook Pro Retina 13 inch

I get great sound output to an external speaker with my Macbook Pro, however, when I output to headphones the sound diminishes greatly. I have reset PRAM and the sound volume output improves, but ...
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Audio is deactivated after each reboot on Yosemite

After clean installing Yosemite and rebooting my MacBook Pro, audio seems to be deactivated, although the sound is active and I can use it. But I can't change the volume. The icon in the menu bar is ...
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Youtube in background

In iOS 9.0.1, I can no longer use the control center play/pause button to force play Youtube in the background while open in Safari. I can see the name of the video, but if i click "play" the button ...
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Volume for Video and Music in Apps not Working on iPhone 5C

I am using the following apps iTunes, Facebook, YouTube on my iPhone 5C. The problem comes when I watch a video, or play music tracks. For instance, I will play a song and the music begins to play, ...
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Horrible high pitched noise from iSight mic only under OSX

My old 2008 Macbook's iSight microphone is acting up but only under OSX. In bootcamp running Windows XP, it's fine! The problem is a high pitched sound, very reminiscent of old radios with the pitch ...
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Buzzing in bass with multi-output device

I've set up a multi-output device between my Bluetooth speaker and another output device (doesn't actually matter what device). As long as the Bluetooth device (MagicBox II) is one of the chosen ...
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How to fix sync issues in multi-output device?

When I'm listening to music (iTunes) during the day, I'd like to have sound all around me. So I've created a multi-output device out of my main audio interface (Propellerhead Balance) and my portable ...
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Mic noise and random 3 second audio lags on Razer Kraken USB, Yosemite 10.10.5

I use Razer Kraken USB headset on my hackintosh install of OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. When I use microphone on Windows 8.1 everything is normal. When I use it on OS X there's strange mic noise randomly ...
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OSX Yosemite + Fidelio Bluetooth Headphones + iTunes = intermittent sound output problems

I have a pair of Philips Fidelio M2BT bluetooth headphones that work perfectly with OSX Yosemite... when they finally work. Pairing was no problem, but switching them on requires endless tinkering, ...
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Why my MacBook only loads the odd numbered songs?

I've had my MacBook for 4 years now, and have had this issue for as long as I can remember. When I load songs from my MacBook to a pendrive, only the odd numbered songs plays. Whatever the device ...
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MacBook Air microphone volume extremely low

Everytime I try to make call with Skype or Google Hangouts from my MacBook Air, the embedded internal microphone volume is too low. I am sure it is working, because when I shout loudly enough, the ...
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Stereo audio for screen recorder

I tried quicktime and monosnap to make a video tutorials, but both produce a mono audio. What should I do to make it stereo? nb: I'm using Steinberg CI2+ soundcard + ISK mic.
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Mac Mini volume control disabled when using thunderbolt for display

I have a Mac Mini (late 2012) running the currently latest osx, El Capitan, and as display I use a Dell U2713H connected via thunderbolt (to a DisplayPort on monitor). This configuration is needed to ...
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Does my sound card support hardware volume control?

I would like to check whether one of my sound cards supports hardware volume control, and whether MacOSX has detected it. Under linux I would use: cat /proc/asound/Audio/usbmixer And I would get a ...
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Is there any way to quick pair my bluetooth headphone?

To disconnect my bluetooth headset is easy and just turn off my bluetooth. But I need to switch 3 pages in 4 steps to pair my bluetooth headset. Unlock my iPhone Click Setting Icon Click Bluetooth ...
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Is there a DAC (Digital to Analog Converter) in the iPhone Lightning Dock?

I'm wondering if there's a DAC in the dock because the first sound loudness level is noticeable higher than the first level from iPhone 6+ when the iPhone is mount on the dock. I suppose if there's a ...
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Is there a way to connect a Roland F-130R digital piano to Apple GarageBand wirelessly?

I have a Roland F-130R digital piano with the ONKYO UWF-1 Wireless USB Network Adapter. Is it possible to connect the F-130R to Apple GarageBand running on a MacBook Air (as a MIDI instrument) ...
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High IO latency in games when loading sounds

I recognized the behaviour of games hanging/freezing for fractions of a second (or up to a second) everytime a sound is being requested from the disk. At least that is my conclusion. One title where ...
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Default System Sound Location

I'm looking for some of the sounds that come default on OS X, like the preferences lock/unlock: I basically just want to copy the sound files onto my desktop.
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How can I rip audio CDs and normalize them at the same time?

I am a veteran Windows user (sorry!) who typically rips audio discs with CDex or EAC. CDex includes the option to normalize volume levels during the ripping process. I am trying to find a program to ...
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iMac with USB Headset: Sound Output suddenly turned off when under high load

I own an iMac late 2014 with OSX 10.10.5 and I usually use an USB headset for both in- and output. Now when the iMac is under heavier pressure for a longer time (the fan is pretty loud), the output ...
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How can quicktime record audio from two sources: mac and iphone?

I use quicktime a lot to record screen sessions from my iphone.. I use this to share how my app behaves to my developers.. however right now i'm doing usability tests.. and what i would like to do ...
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How to turn off Mac's sounds by default? [duplicate]

In some situations I would open my macbook in a public place or library, and I still have something open that produces sound, such as music or a chat program giving notifications. I would like to have ...
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Sounds on my MacBook Pro I can't identify-

There is a sound constantly playing on my MacBook Pro laptop. When I connect to the internet, this sound which seems to be a bouncing ball with a spring is always playing in the background. I can be ...
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mac book pro headphones not working even with the correct sound settings .

my macbook pro( 13 inch mid 2009) running yosemite 10.10.5 is not delivering sound to the headphone speakers .I am using my iPhones headphones .it is able to receive mic input though. does it mean it ...
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Internal Speakers/Headphones muted after Yosemite upgrade

After upgrading my Macbook Air (early 2014) to Yosemite, audio is not heard neither via internal speakers nor headphones. When I upgraded, external display was connected to USB/Tunderbolt ports. if ...
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Possible to connect my phone “microphone” straight to my computer line out or sound?! LIVE PERISCOPING DJ

I periscope on an iPhone 6+. Any way of maybe rooting phone to gain access and have some 3.5mm Bluetooth transmitter to output my line out on my Mac mixing?! I understand latency but that would be ...
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Nice Audio Mixer/Repeater

I am looking for a nice volume mixer for OS-X Yosemite+ for per-application audio control, I would also like per application sound output control. I don't mind buying if it's a nice product with long ...